This strand of the Test Beds competition is for NHS England organisations or NHS England partnerships. The aim is to identify NHS England organisations:
- with a clearly defined health and care challenge, whether clinical or system-wide
- that are willing to lead a consortium to test ‘combinatorial’ innovations that could address their challenge
Your project must produce significant health improvements at the same cost as existing practice, or at a lower cost.
This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. If your proposal is within scope, you will be able to submit the full version to the full competition at a later date, once you have formed a consortium.
You must describe the specific health and care challenge area your solution is designed for, such as a ready for market solution in diabetes. To be selected for the next stage:
- your challenge area must match one of the NHS challenges
- your solution must be ready for market
The next stage will be a written application.
Your proposal should include:
- details about your organisation
- a clear explanation of the health and care challenge you propose to address, whether clinical or system-wide, and why
- details of any partnerships you are already working in
We will only fund projects that meet the priorities given by NHS England in its 5 Year Forward View and recent Next Steps publication.
Your project must:
- save significant costs, improve quality of care or improve the service
- demonstrate strong leadership and commitment to the core tenets of the Test Beds programme
- demonstrate that you can share data, including any necessary information governance agreements, with all consortium members
- commit to conducting real-word demonstrations of ‘combinatorial’ innovations in live clinical settings
- include products which are market-ready
Your innovation must be ‘combinatorial’. By this we mean new combinations of products and processes.